In 2012, Acupuncture and Chinese medicine became nationally regulated under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, AHPRA. This body is also responsible for regulating medical doctors, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, psychologists, chiropractors, osteopaths, dentists, podiatrists, aboriginal and Torres strait islander health practitioners, paramedics, optometrists, pharmacists, radiologists and occupational therapists. Regulation assists you the public to ensure the registered practitioner acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioner you visit has the appropriate level of training and skills required to ensure the best and safest possible care.

In addition to educational requirements AHPRA have very specific and strict advertising guidelines that prevent practitioners from making misleading claims.

Chinese medicine has been documented as far back as 2000 years and evidence of it’s practice goes back much further. This documentation lists a wide range of symptoms and conditions that may be addressed using acupuncture and Chinese medicine. However within the advertising guidelines no condition can be listed without having been extensively researched and had that research approved by AHPRA.

The current research for acupuncture and Chinese medicine now totals over 15,000 systematic reviews, randomised control trials however less than 10 conditions have been approved by AHPRA for Chinese medicine practitioners to mention in their advertising material.

As a result you may have heard or have a query about whether Chinese medicine and acupuncture can be helpful with conditions not listed on this website. We would encourage you to contact us about any condition you need assistance with to discuss the particulars of your individual health needs and provide you with more information on Chinese medicine and how it may assist you.

What conditions can we mention Chinese medicine can assist with that are in accordance with the national law?

  • Acupuncture and herbs are both an integral part of Chinese medicine practice, which may help patients to manage a range of symptoms including pain, stress and fatigue.
  • Management of pain, stress and fatigue related to some autoimmune disorders, in consultation with other treating health practitioners
  • Management of pain, fatigue and nausea related to many chronic diseases
  • Management of vomiting or nausea arising from chemotherapy
  • Chronic pain related to depression by managing the underlying chronic pain.
  • Fertility as an adjunct with IVF treatment
  • Pregnancy related pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

In addition we have a particular interest in working with:

  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Fertility issues
  • Women’s health
  • Digestive issues
  • Pain management
  • Stress
  • Autoimmune conditions as per above

If you have any condition or symptoms you wish to discuss with regard to acupuncture and Chinese medicine please feel free to contact us.